October 30th, 2018, 6pm

The Cosmopolitan Club, 1616 Latimer St., Philadelphia 

Judy will share her story with the members of the Cosmopolitan Club and their guests. Gather for a meet & greet at 5:15 and stay for a sit-down dinner after the program. 


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Forward Equitable Development Conference 

Wednesday, June 27th, 9am-6pm

1500 Market St., Lower Mezzanine Conference Center & Temple University, 1515 Market St. 

Judy will introduce keynote speaker, Andy Shallal - founder and owner of Busboys and Poets in Washington D.C. She will speak about her small loan fund, the Circle of Aunts & Uncles on a panel during a breakout workshop in the afternoon. 


Asia Pacific Social Enterprise Summit in Taiwan

May 5th-6th, 2018

Taichung City, Taiwan

Judy will join delegates in the social enterprise sector from around the world to discuss urgent issues like economic polarization, the environmental crisis, and education inequality. The summit theme is "Tomorrow Asia" -- drawing from her own experience, Judy will show how restaurants can help build local food systems, educate consumers and grow deeper in their own communities to be of greater service rather than growing as chains. Her presentation is May 5th, 11:20am-12:40pm. Click here to learn more about Social Enterprise Insights. 

Innovation for Social Change

April 30, 2018, 3:30-6:15pm

University City Science Center, 3711 Market St., Philadelphia

Judy will join social business leaders in a panel presentation and discussion about developing sustainable, systems-changing solutions.

Innovation for Social Change is a sample of Venture Café Nights powered by Quorum and offers a preview of soon-to-come weekly programming. Read more and register here.


Judy Wicks: The Me to We Story, Screening and Q&A

Join WHYY for a screening of Friday Arts’ new feature, Judy Wicks: The Me to We Story, and a conversation with Judy on the importance of building fair trade relationships and sustainable economies.

Proceeds from this event support WHYY programs and services.

More Information here

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DISH Dinner & Discussion
Judy is a guest and speaker for Crystal Bridges Museum's series that cultivates lively, insightful dialogue with women in the culinary and art worlds.

March 29 6-7:30pm
Crystal Bridges Museum of Modern Art
Grand Hall, 600 Museum Way
BentonvilleAR 72712

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Judy will present her story to students, staff and faculty. (One of the chef/instructors at Brightwater used to work at the White Dog Cafe!)

March 29, 10am-12:30pm
Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food801 SE 8th St
Bentonville, Arkansas 72712


 Building a Peace Economy: Local, Green and Just

Sunday, March 25, 2018, 11:00am

Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square

Local self-reliance in food, water and energy not only reduces carbons by decreasing our reliance on long-distance supply chains, but it also helps prepare our communities for climate change, while building the foundation for world peace.  With examples from her own life and business career, Judy will speak about how cooperation, sharing and making economic decisions from a place of love are necessary to address the urgent challenges of our times.

A brief coffee break, dialogue and book signing of Judy's memoir Good Morning, Beautiful Business, will follow her presentation.


An Economy that Works for All

Thursday, January 25th, 2:30pm

Trinity Memorial Church, 2212 Spruce St. 

Join Penn's Village members and to learn about Judy's work building local, relationship-based economies in Philadelphia and beyond. Hear stories about living in an Eskimo village, founding the first Free People store, and becoming a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement  from her memoir, Good Morning, Beautiful Business.

Admission is free for Penn's Village members and volunteers; suggested donation of $5 for guests. Visit for more information. 


Judy Wicks is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and mentor working to build a more compassionate, environmentally sustainable and locally based economy.